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La Vie, Washington, DC

La Vie

4.6
4.6
2826 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
La Vie is restaurant that specializes in Coastal Cuisine. The spacious waterfront terrace provides exclusive access to incredible views and decor.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 102 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 560-5501

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,826 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Washington, D.C. Area

    Mediterranean

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  1. AS

    AshleyS

    Richmond

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Gracious and efficient service, outstanding wine, delicious app and entree, great dessert and sublime cappuccino. A wonderful night out with a lovely view.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a great experience here. I was little disappointed about the $70 cake cutting fee since it was my birthday and I brought a cake to share with my guests. Other than that the service was good the food was amazing and everyone enjoyed the drinks!
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    it was a cool little date spot, definitely recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My birthday 🎂 thank you la víe 🥰😍❤️
  5. SB

    ShelbyB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most amazing experience my husband and I have had at a restaurant! The food was delicious and the view was superb! I would recommend the restaurant to anyone who goes to the DC area!!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved every moment ❤️
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Appetizers came out cold. Waiter served cotton baked Alaska but didn’t leave plates and spoons. Nothing I hate more than food on the table that I can’t eat. Pasta had a good flavor but the seafood in it was tough. Risotto was great minus the aoli. More than half the menu served with aoli not sure why. Restaurant was absolutely gorgeous. Cocktails were delicious
  8. EA

    EllenA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I did love my visit. My review would have had five stars everywhere except for the very noisy atmosphere. Between the conversations and the music, I could hardly hear my dinner companion. Food was delicious, service was impeccable. A little too noisy for me. But I highly recommend it for anyone visiting Washington DC.
  9. BP

    BPHoch

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant with fantastic vibe in the center of the revived Maine Avenue corridor. Great service and the food was interesting and top notch. We came for dinner before a show and had a great time enjoying dinner while overlooking the waterfront.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a wonderful experience and the food was amazing! We can’t wait to go back and sit once again on the Penthouse Level
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They helped me celebrate my birthday dinner beautifully and our waiter was very great at his job!!
  12. SB

    SouthernBelleDiva

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated a birthday here. Great time. Thanks to the staff for putting us at a table by the window since we are there for a special occasion.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    The food and ambiance at La Vie for brunch were excellent. We sat on the terrace on 4.6 md the view was beautiful. However, the service was slow and we had to repeatedly ask for items (i.e., serving utensils for shared plates and hot coffee (the initial coops were Luke warm). Also, we had to get the waiter’s attention a few times to include for ordering additional menu items cocktails. Overall we had a great experience but the wait service does need some improvement.
  14. CB

    CliftonB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was delicious no matter what it was...server was fast friendly witty knowledgeable . Atmosphere was perfect..had to pry my wife out of this place ..she loved it so did i...friendly couples on both sides of us Atmosphere just makes you happy
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My experience at this place was overall fantastic. Had a great time with my friends, the food was very tasty, service was great and the drinks were awesome.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated our anniversary there and we were treated so well. Peter is amazing! We could tell he takes his job serious in which we felt he made the experience even better. Thank you Peter!! I def recommend this place the noise level was perfect. Not too loud.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Food and service was great overall. The restaurant was beautiful. Only two issues - it took 45 minutes to be seated even though a reservation was made and it was freezing in the main room.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food3service3ambience3
    Was loud and too expensive it was basic for me
  19. P

    Patrick

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a great time at La Vie. The food was amazing albeit a bit limited in selection. However, we loved what we ordered. The staff accommodated our special occasion (anniversary) wonderfully with complimentary dessert and glasses of champagne. A great feature of the restaurant is the outside dining area where you can get great views of the marina and city. Ask for a table with a view for both/all parties (if dining for two) so you can get a seat overlooking the water.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Great experience, waitor was very attentive. Would come back again!
  21. DD

    DiningDivasDCBaltPhilly

    Washington DC

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location. Savory food. Fantastic staff. Brunch was amazing.
  22. NC

    NaomiC

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing! We ordered the Lobster Risotto and Lamb chops! The waiter and staff was excellent as well. This is highly recommended and I will be back again.
  23. KS

    KumbaS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall1food2service2ambience5
    The seating was to close to on another. The drinks were disappointing. The food did not taste like it was made from a chef. The server was distracted and overwhelmed by the amount of tables he had to serve. The place was beautiful, the the quality was not worth the money. And you could hear everyone around you. I do not plan to be back.
  24. K

    Kaye

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Me and my partner went for our shared birthday. We enjoyed the food and energy of the place. The birthday cards and treats that we were given were a nice touch. We can’t wait to go back .
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Mostly paying for the ambiance. Food was good but nothing worth its price, gratuity was also automatically added for very subpar service.
  26. DH

    DaveH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took a group for a business dinner, and the balcony seating was perfect. Sunset on the river and over the city, perfect. The food was incredible, and the cocktails had flair.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely place with great food. It put a smile on my lady’s face
  28. CD

    CindyD

    Los Angeles

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner
  29. JM

    JeanineM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Such a great experience! The view is to die for !
  30. AM

    AlexisM

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place was absolutely delicious. Our server, KD, was amazing and very attentive. When I go back, I will make sure to request him as my server. He was super descriptive on the items on the menu and made sure to check in every time new food was presented.

    La VieResponded on September 20, 2022Hello, Thank you for coming out. We appreciate the kind words you left, especially about one of our own, KD. He is one of the best we have to offer and are so happy to hear he made the day special for you. Hopefully we will see you again soon. When you do come again, please let us know so I can stop by the table and say hello. Maurizio Reyes General Manager

  31. E

    Erica

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Thankfully the temperature was nice but no one asked in advance if I preferred indoor or outdoor seating.
  32. MP

    MissPugh

    Baltimore

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was an amazing experience. The view was beautiful. And the service was great. Our server name was Denise. Very personable and kind.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    La vie always delivered. Dinner or brunch. Their service and foods always make me so happy. Drinks was spectacular also(Louis) our bartender make so many delicious drinks. Always recommend this place

    La VieResponded on September 20, 2022Hi there, The only way we deliver is if you come! So thank you for coming out. Louis is a great bartender and it means a lot to know that he is making our guests' experiences special. We look forward to seeing you the next time you are at La Vie. Maurizio Reyes General Manager

  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was FANTASTIC!! I got the lamb…PERFECTION.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    FANTASTIC! Loved the vibe, wonderful service, great tasting food and just outstanding decor.
  36. VP

    VivianP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience3
    Food is salty and no presentation not worth the money
  37. N

    Nikki

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The food was amazing. However, portion sizes were not proportionate to the price. There is only one elevator that takes you to the restaurant so there was a long line to get in. It was chaotic getting checked in for our reservation and we waited for 25 mins to be seated. It’s very loud inside and the hostess do not use microphones. Overall we had a great dinner, it’s just hard to have a conversation due to the noise level.

    La VieResponded on September 20, 2022Nikki, Thank you for leaving the review and providing us with some pointers. We take these kinds of comments seriously and look to make adjustments according to them. In the future we will make sure all of our hosts are equipped with the proper headset and walkie talkies. Hopefully this will not deter you from again coming to see us. We look forward to seeing you the next time you do come. When you do, please let us know, so I can stop at the table and say hello. Maurizio Reyes GM

  38. PM

    PresMitchell

    Washington DC

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a memorable time at La Vie that we won’t soon forget. Every time we come here, we are met with impeccable service, incredibly delicious food, and stunning views of the Wharf. They even helped to elevate the experience for our special occasion.

    La VieResponded on September 20, 2022Hi! the great thing about La Vie is that we stay here on the wharf! So the next time your family is in town make sure you come back! We would love to have you again. Thank you for such kind words and thank you for choosing La Vie to celebrate such a special occasion. Maurizio Reyes General Manager

  39. SO

    SekiOre

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was amazing, the food was so delicious!
  40. T

    Truffle2010

    Washington DC

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The woman next to us had the loudest high pitched voice so was annoying but not the restaurants fault. But if they take the music down a bit people could enjoy conversations. The rice balls are amazing! But my mushroom risotto was uninspiring and bland. The cotton candy dessert has a fun presentation!

    La VieResponded on September 20, 2022Hi there, We are sorry to hear that the music was a bit too loud and this resulted in guests having to yell. We will take this into account and make sure the music remains at a more manageable level. I hope this did not ruin your experience with us at La Vie. I am sorry to hear, too, that the mushroom risotto was not as you expected. I hope we will see you again and show you the La Vie experience. If you are coming in again, please let me know. I would love to meet you. Maurizio Reyes GM

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Vie is rated 4.6 stars by 2826 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 102 times today
Google Map for La Vie

88 District Sq SW, Washington, DC 20024

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Southwest Waterfront

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Seafood, Fusion / Eclectic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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